headgear

noun head·gear \ ˈhed-ˌgir \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of headgear

1 : a covering or protective device for the head
2 : a harness for a horse's head

Examples of headgear in a Sentence

  1. The law requires cyclists to wear protective headgear.

  2. Her preferred form of headgear is a big, floppy hat.

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First Known Use of headgear

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HEADGEAR Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of headgear for English Language Learners

  • : things (such as hats and helmets) that are worn on your head


HEADGEAR Defined for Kids

headgear

noun head·gear \ ˈhed-ˌgir \

Definition of headgear for Students

: something worn on the head She wears protective headgear when skiing.


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